XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society

Sunday, May 26th – Friday, May 31st, 2019

University of California at Berkeley


Registration

⇨ please register by March 15th, 2019 here – xxxviii-registration-2019

Late registration possible until April 15th, 2019, but at higher registration rates.

Oral & poster presentations

⇨ please submit your abstract by April 15th, 2019 here – bit.ly/xxxviii-2019-abstract 

On-site Housing

⇨ please reserve on-site housing by April 15th, 2019 here – xxxviii-registration-2019

Further details below

The meeting will be held in association with the Berkeley Natural History Museums:

  • University and Jepson Herbaria
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Essig Museum of Entomology
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • University of California Botanical Garden
  • University of California Museum of Paleontology

Topics will range widely across phylogenetic biology, including comparative genomics, community phylogenetics, microbiome analysis, evolution and development, systematics, tempo & mode of macroevolution, biogeography, coevolution, and conservation applications of phylogenies. We expect a large and diverse group of attendees from around the world and it should be an excellent meeting.

There will be four meeting days (Monday, May 27 through Thursday, May 30) with no concurrent sessions; each with a half-day of contributed papers and a half-day symposium. Sunday, May 26 will be the arrival day and Friday, May 31 the departure day.

The Clark Kerr Campus, where the meeting will be held, is a Spanish mission-style complex located approximately six blocks southeast of the main campus (see location here). Lodging plus food (three meals a day in a nice, fairly upscale cafeteria) will only be about US $100 per day for double occupancy, making this an excellent opportunity for students and international visitors.

Symposia are being organized by graduate students and postdocs, to be sure to tap into the hottest topics and to promote early-career scientists.

Come early or stay after to do some fieldwork in California, a global-scale biodiversity hot spot!

California’s isolated, young Mediterranean climate has facilitated many recent radiations, while pockets of stable, equable climate have provided refugia for paleoendemics. Substrate diversity (e.g., serpentine), along with topographic and microclimatic diversity is striking. Contact a curator in your specialty in the Berkeley Natural History Museums for more information, or view our online databases (BNHM web-site) to plan your trip.


Symposia

  • Phylogenetic Approaches in Microbiome Research
    lead organizers: Aman Gill, post-doc; Allan Cabrero, grad student, UC Berkeley
  • Phylogenetics, Ecology, and Conservation Biology
    lead organizers: Matt Kling and Prahlada Papper, grad students, UC Berkeley
  • Phylogenomic Analysis
    lead organizer: Alexander Knyshov, post-doc, UC Riverside
  • Phylogenetics and Evolution in the Fossil Record
    lead organizer: Camilla Alves Souto, post-doc, and Daniel Varajão de Latorre, grad student, UC Berkeley

Registration

  • early-bird registration before March 15th, 2019
    WHS member (without banquet): $90
    WHS member (including banquet): $145
    WHS student member (including banquet): $60
    Non-member (without banquet): $120
    Non-member (including banquet): $175
    Student non-member (including banquet): $90
    extra banquet tickets (students receive free banquet ticket): $55
  • late registration March 16th – April 15th, 2019
    WHS member (without banquet): $120
    WHS member (including banquet): $175
    WHS student member (including banquet): $90
    Non-member (without banquet): $150
    Non-member (including banquet): 205
    Student non-member (including banquet): $120
    extra banquet tickets (students receive free banquet ticket): $55
  • all registered students receive a free ticket to the Society’s banquet
⇨ please register here – xxxviii-registration-2019

Oral & poster presentations

  • abstract submission will close April 15th, 2019
⇨ please submit your abstract here – bit.ly/xxxviii-2019-abstract 

On-site Housing

Suites with 2 or 3 bedrooms with twin beds opening off of a common living area with shared bathrooms including breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a nice, fairly upscale cafeteria nearby the rooms and main meeting venue are available from Sunday, May 26th to Friday, May 31st. Single-occupancy means one person in a single bedroom and double occupancy means two attendees in a single bedroom.

  • Single-occupancy for 5 nights and three meals per day = US$630.75 per person total
  • Double-occupancy for 5 nights and three meals per day = US$465.75 per person total
⇨ please reserve on-site housing by April 15th, 2019 here – xxxviii-registration-2019

Off-site Housing

For off-site housing in a hotel you will need to make your own arrangements. UC Berkeley maintains this list of nearby hotels – visit.berkeley.edu/lodging-and-dining


Student Travel Awards

  • applications are due by March 15th, 2019

Marie Stopes Travel Awards

  • Students who travel from within North America will receive US $600 each.

Kurt Milton Pickett Intercontinental Awards

  • Students who travel from outside of North America will receive US $1,200 each.

Applicants will either present an oral presentation or poster at the annual meeting and are currently graduate students or have recently finished their Ph.D. (either during the calendar year of the meeting or the calendar year preceding it).

Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair of the Student Travel Award Committee, Torsten Dikow (DikowT at si.edu), in a single PDF document. Complete applications consist of a CV, a travel budget to justify the proposed expenses, and a one-page abstract (not to exceed 500 words) of an oral paper or poster to be presented at the meeting. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Only graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates are eligible, and the advisor must certify status in a separate email to the chair of the Student Travel Award Committee.


Child Care Meeting Awards

  • applications are due by March 15th, 2019

Child care awards for annual meeting attendees are now available. The funds (up to US $1,500 per awardee) can be used to help defray travel cost to the meeting or on-site child care at the meeting venue.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair of the Student Travel Award Committee, Torsten Dikow (DikowT at si.edu), in a single PDF document. Complete applications consist of a CV, a short summary outlining the need for child care support (not to exceed 500 words), and a title and abstract (not to exceed 500 words) of the oral presentation to be presented at the meeting. Awards will be announced approximately two weeks after the application deadline.


For further information on the meeting contact:

  • Brent Mishler – Chair of organizing committee – e-mail